Date : Mon, 12 Jan 2004 10:03:52 +0100
From : "Eelco Huininga" <e.huininga@...>
Subject: Re: IDE Interface for BBC
I've been thinking about creating an IDE interface for the beeb
as well. I believe it could be possible to make some sort of
adapter which translates the native ADFS SASI commands
to IDE commands and back, using a small microcontroller.
This would be, i believe the 'neatest' solution since there's
no need to modify existing software or ROM's. It would be
100% compatible with existing ADFS-es.
I've searched the web for some good documents on the SASI
standard, and I couldn't find them. As a last resort I mailed
Xerox (the company who bought Shugart Associates) and they
were kind enough to mail me the documents :-)
The only problem would be to find out what SASI commands
are implemented in existing ADFS-es and writing the code
for the microcontroller.